Youth Ministry

Special Youth Ministry meeting zoom
Sunday, April 19th @ 7 pm with Nolan Reynolds, Director of Youth Ministry of our Diocese.  Please share with your friends to join this time to come together.  zoom.us.  Meeting Room ID: 921-737-0728.  Please RSVP to Belinda or by commenting here. See you then!

Our Youth Group gives teens the opportunity to meet and foster lasting friendships while exploring our faith and belief.

Check us out, bring some friends, make some new ones!  Join our Facebook page “St. Boniface Youth Group“.

All are welcome!

Belinda Basaca Zeitlin:  516-676-0676;  email:  stbonym@gmail.com.

We meet on Sundays from 6 – 8 pm in the Fr. James Donohoe Parish Center.  All 8th – 12th graders are invited!

For up to date information on all of our events email stbonym@gmail.com to join our weekly mailing list or follow us on Instagram at STBONYG
Follow us on our  Instagramusername: ‘stbonyg’,
Join our Facebook  page ‘St. Boniface Youth Group
Email  the Youth Minister, Belinda, at stbonym@gmail.com.
 
Who is your new Youth Ministry Director?
Dr. Belinda Basaca Zeitlin, MS, MD (aka “Dr. B”) is a pediatrician and has been a St. Boniface Parishioner for over a decade.  She and her husband were raised in Glen Cove and returned to the area in June 2000 to raise their now teenage boys.  She has extensive training in youth empowerment, interpersonal communication and leadership skills. She serves as member to the Pastoral Council, an Extraordinary Minister and lector and has launched several new initiatives at our Parish including the Parish Yard Sale and Christmas Around the World. As a parent and pediatrician, she has prided her professional work on being a sentinel for child protection and anti-bullying. As a child advocate, her life’s mission is to empower youth and instill leadership skills that will last them a lifetime.
 

Mass Schedule

Normal Mass Schedule Resumed

June 28, 2020 Update:
Our usual Mass schedule has resumed, as follows:

  •  Daily Mass   8 am.
  •  Sunday Masses:  Saturday: 5 pm Vigil;   Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon.  10:30 Mass also livestreamed on Facebook.
  •  Holy Day Masses:  As announced prior to each Holy Day
  •  Special Intentions Mass:   5pm first Saturday of month

Note:  All Sunday, Daily and Holy Day Masses are celebrated in the church building.

Website and app for finding Mass times and locations while traveling.


Public Masses have resumed. Doors, aisles, pews, etc. have been marked clearly as required for social distancing. Please follow all markings, signs and instructions. No reservations required.
  • Notes:

    a. We continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
    b. The sick or vulnerable due to age or health condition are encouraged to remain at home.
    c. Streamed Mass: The 10:30 am Sunday Mass will be streamed, on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/StBonifaceMartyr/. When we are not streaming, other streamed Masses are available on Catholic Faith Network at CFNtv.org or televised on Optimum 29/137, Verizon  296, Spectrum 162/471.

Procedures:

  1. No reservations are required.
  2. Masks must be worn in the church.
  3. For daily Mass: all seating in the side pews; no seating in the center pews, except for first two pews on the left.
  4. All entry through the main main doors only. All exit via the side doors only.
  5. Please follow all markings on pews directing required safe social distance.
  6. While moving about the church, please follow the yellow arrows on the floor.   Main aisle one way up, side aisles one way down and out of Church .
  7. Although our cleaning staff does their best to sanitize the church, in addition to mandatory masks, you are encouraged to wear gloves (which should not be worn if you are receiving Holy Communion), your own sanitizing wipes and sanitizing lotion as extra precautions.
  8. No bathroom accessibility.
  9. Holy Communion will be made available for those who wish to receive after Mass is finished. Communicants should come forward , socially distanced and masked (please remove your mask before you receive). Once you respond “Amen”, you should step aside and consume the host.

Confessions will be heard on Saturday 4 – 4:45 pm at the Parish Center. No appointment is necessary.

Altar Servers

Boys and Girls in 4th to 12th Grades may become  Altar Servers and assist the priest during liturgical celebrations.  For information, please contact Fr. Kevin.  

(see altar server photo archives)

New Year’s

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Mary, Mother of God
New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31
Holy Hour for Peace with Exposition, Adoration and Benediction 3pm – 5pm followed by 5pm Vigil Mass.

Mary, Mother of God
New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1
9am, 10:30am & 12pm.

Christmas Photos

The Horse Knows the Way

 

We started our celebrations with a Christmas Party on December 13 2013, including the (Blessing of the Creche, Tree Lighting,  Caroling and visits with Santa, all blessed by a snowstorm!

At Christmas Midnight Mass, we were dazzled by the spectacular decoration at our Church and wonderful music provided by a wide variety of musicians and vocalist from the St. Boniface Youth Ministry

New Year’s and Epiphany

New Year’s Eve:  Thursday, December 31, 2013  Mary, Mother of God

  • Mass:  5:00 PM

New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2014  Mary, Mother of God

  • Masses:  8:00 AM & 10:15 AM

Epiphany of the Lord, January 5, 2014

  • Traditional Blessing of he Doors at all the Masses

Advent and Christmas 2013 Schedule

Advent at St. Boniface

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Blessing of the Creche and Christmas Tree Lighting, Saturday, December 14, 2013 6:15pm:  Caroling on a Horse-drawn Wagon, ending with Hot Dogs, Hot Cocoa, Cookies, Santa and more!

 

 

Many families display an Advent Wreath in their homes, and before dinner say prayers of blessing before lighting the candle. The Advent Wreath is the main symbol of the season. You will notice that the wreath has four (4) candles, representing the four weeks of Advent. Each week we light a candle to remind us that the time of salvation draws near. Three of the candles are purple (the first, second and fourth week) -- purple is the color of waiting, conversion and hope. The third week we light a pink or rose-colored candle. It is in the third week that we first hear in the Scriptures of the coming of the Messiah. The color of joy is white and when that is mixed with purple is creates pink. But even in that joy of hearing of the Messiah, we are reminded to continue to focus on our preparations and hence the fourth week is again a purple candle. If you go online you can find prayers for each weeks blessings. How wonderful a custom to be able to bring the symbols of the season into our homes!

Many families display an Advent Wreath in their homes, and before dinner say prayers of blessing before lighting the candle. The Advent Wreath is the main symbol of the season. You will notice that the wreath has four (4) candles, representing the four weeks of Advent. Each week we light a candle to remind us that the time of salvation draws near. Three of the candles are purple (the first, second and fourth week) — purple is the color of waiting, conversion and hope. The third week we light a pink or rose-colored candle. It is in the third week that we first hear in the Scriptures of the coming of the Messiah. The color of joy is white and when that is mixed with purple is creates pink. But even in that joy of hearing of the Messiah, we are reminded to continue to focus on our preparations and hence the fourth week is again a purple candle. If you go online you can find prayers for each weeks blessings. How wonderful a custom to be able to bring the symbols of the season into our homes!

St. Boniface Giving Tree:  The Annual Saint Boniface Giving Tree to benefit Madonna Heights has once again been set up in the vestibule of the church.  Madonna Heights, helps adolescent girls, women and families overcome the devastating effects of poverty, neglect and abuse.   Please help the young women in their care feel special during this Christmas season by taking a tag from the tree.  All gifts should be returned unwrapped  by Sunday, December 15th. Your gift will go a long way in helping those Madonna Heights serves.  Thank you for your generosity.

Christmas Pageant:  The Christmas Pageant will take place December 24 after 4pm Mass.  More information to follow.

Advent and Christmas 2013 Schedule

Christmas Bake Sale and Bazaar

Christmas Bake Sale

and Bazaar

 Sponsored by the

Confirmation Candidates and the Youth Ministry

Saturday, Dec. 15th and Sunday Dec. 16th, after all Masses

In the Church!

Please come and shop to support the Youth Ministry of our Parish!

New Year’s Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve:  Monday, December 24, 2012
4pm Celebrant: Fr. Bob
6:30pm Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike
12 MidnightCelebrant: Fr. BobThe St. Boniface Christmas Pageant
will take place on December 24, 2012
after the 4pm Mass.
Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25,  2012
8am
Celebrant: Fr. Bob
10:15am Celebrant: Fr. Bob
12 noon Celebrant: Fr. Bob
New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31, 2012
5pm Vigil Mass
Celebrant: Fr. BobNew Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Feast of the Solemnity of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)
8am Celebrant: Fr. Azubuike
10:15am Celebrant: Fr. Bob